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NEWS BRIEF: Major VEVO Upgrade, Labels Deals, Outbox Outs Rosen, Dietz, Apps & More

The New VEVO: Music Video Giant Adds Personalization, Facebook Sign On, Playlists & Continuous Play (TechCrunch)

  • is very close to signing deals with at least 3 of the 4 major labels. (CNet)
  • Former Ticketmaster top executive Fred Rosen is out as CEO of Outbox, concert ticketing start-up (The Wrap)


  • INgrooves Fontana has tapped named former ADA sales executive Amy Dietz as General Manager of the newly merged digital distributor.
  • Universal's takeover of EMI poses threat to musical diversity. (Guardian) Merger promises to rescue EMI but would turn Universal into a super-major that could squeeze out independent labels
  • Why Some Musicians May Not Own Their Social Media Followers. (Mashable)
  • App Power - Some believe that apps are about to revolutionize music marketing. (TNW)
  • ReverbNation has launched an HTML 5 Music Player widget that works on so that our artists' fans can listen to their music on iPhones, iPads and iPods. 
  • Just in time for SXSW, Topspin delivered the “Part II” update to its new “Sharealytics” social media attribution dashboard.
  • Mixlr: Social listening for the serious dj. (MTV Hive)